PortClintonRadio.com

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WPCR-PortClintonRadio.com
Broadcast area Port Clinton, Ohio/Ottawa County, Ohio
Slogan Ottawa County's News, Sports, & Weather Authority!
First air date August 2008
Format Contemporary/Classic rock/Oldies/Talk
Owner Ottawa Broadcasting, LLC
Website PortClintonRadio.com

WPCR - PortClintonRadio.com is a radio station that serves Port Clinton, Ohio and the surrounding Ottawa County area and is one of the first radio station[citation needed] to be heard exclusively on the internet with 24/7 programming. Programming includes Contemporary Hits, Oldies, Classic rock and several Talk Radio programs. WPCR is an acronym for We're Port Clinton Radio.

History[edit]

In May 2008, Greg Peiffer retired after thirty years at the helm of Tri-County Broadcasting, Inc, a two-station traditional AM/FM broadcast facility serving Findlay and Fostoria, Ohio.[1] After moving to Port Clinton, Peiffer realized that there was no local radio station that broadcast local news, weather, or high school sports.

Rather than start another tradition AM/FM station, which would require an FCC license, towers, high-powered transmitters and specialty power grids, Peiffer decided to enter into the fledgling industry of Internet Radio.

After its first year on the web WPCR had over 203,000 visitors in one month and had regular listeners not only in Ohio but also in 36 of the 50 U.S. States as well as an audience in Japan, Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I Heard it On the Grapevine Internet?". North Coast Business Journal. September 2009.